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May 08, 2018 06:22 PM

2018 NSIC Baseball All-Conference Teams

NSIC Player of the Year
#33 Reed Hjelle (1B, Jr., East Grand Forks, Minn. / East Grand Forks HS)
University of Minnesota Crookston

- Hit .389 in conference play with 11 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 22 RBIs over 32 games
- Led the league in batting average (at least 100 at-bats), hits, doubles, home runs, total bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
- Was second in the NSIC for RBIs and triples
- For the season, hit .436 with 38 runs, 19 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 50 RBIs
- Two-time NSIC Player of the Week selection
- Named NCBWA Central Region Player of the Week March 16
- Ninth in NCAA Division II for batting average
- 18th in NCAA Division II for hits, 16th for total bases and 18th for slugging percentage

NSIC Pitcher of the Year
#14 Gus Varland (RHP, 6-1, 190, Jr., L/R, Maplewood, Minn. / North St. Paul HS)
Concordia University, St. Paul

- Led the NSIC with a 1.12 ERA in conference play, allowing just five earned runs in 40.0 IP
- Compiled a record of 5-1 with a pair of complete game shutouts in the NSIC
- Had a 51/12 K/BB ratio while holding opponents to just 22 hits and a .161 average in his seven NSIC appearances
- Allowed three hits or less in four of his six conference starts and also allowed one run or less in four of six as well
- Struck out nine hitters or more in four starts in NSIC action, including three with 10
- Named NSIC Pitcher of the Week after allowing just two hits to clinch a spot for CSP in the NSIC Tournament
- Came within one out of his second career no-hitter in a one-hit shutout against U-Mary on Apr 12
- Ranks third in NCAA Division II in ERA (1.04), sixth in WHIP (0.87), seventh in hits allowed per nine (5.19) and 24th in strikeouts per nine (11.94)
- Leads a staff that ranks second in the country in shutouts (10), seventh in ERA (3.19), and eighth in hits allowed per nine (7.73)
- His 1.04 ERA is on pace to set the single-season record at Concordia
- Has compiled a 16-7 career record with a 3.08 ERA and 193 strikeouts in 169.1 over three years at CSP

NSIC Freshman of the Year
#31 Jordan Barth (IF, 6-1, 185, Fr., R/R, Cold Springs, Minn. / ROCORI HS)
Augustana University

- During NSIC play, started every NSIC contest hitting .336 (42-for-125) with nine doubles, two home runs, 32 RBI, 30 runs scored and a fielding percentage of .995
- Overall on the season, Barth started 46 games hitting .355 (60-for-169) with 13 doubles, six home runs, 53 RBI, 40 runs scored and a fielding percentage of .990
- Leads the NSIC in RBI (53)
- Ranks 6th in the NSIC in doubles (13), 7th in hits (60) and 8th in runs scored (40)
- NSIC Player of the Week on March 5
- Second consecutive Viking to be named NSIC Freshman of the Year (Sam Baier, 2017) and third overall

NSIC Newcomer of the Year
#9 Darrel Doll (1B, 5-11, 195, Jr., L/R, Roseville, Calif. / Woodcreek HS / Yuba College)
Minot State University

- Leads the NSIC in walks (28) while tied for second in home runs (9), tied for third in doubles (17) and fifth in RBIs (43)
- Has started all 45 games and posted team-high .599 slugging percentage in debut season at Minot State
- Named NSIC Player of the Week on March 26 for leading Minot State to their first series win over Minnesota State since joining the NSIC
Newcomer of the Year shall be a transfer student-athlete (junior college or otherwise).

NSIC Coach of the Year
Scott Eul (2nd Season)
Minot State University

- Led Beavers to a school-record 31 wins
- Minot State won a school-record 29 NSIC games and its first NSIC Baseball regular season title
- Minot State had series wins against 10 of the 11 NSIC opponents
- Minot State posted winning streaks of 11 and eight games during the year
- First Minot State coach to be named an NSIC Coach of the Year
 
2018 All-Conference First Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
14 Gus Varland RHP Jr. CSP North St. Paul, Minn.
26 Jacob Blank RHP Sr. AUGIE Gretna, Neb.
18 Aaron Rozek LHP Sr. MSU Burnsville, Minn.
10 Dalton Roach RHP Sr. MSU Eau Claire, Wis.
21 Zach Seipel Relief Jr. UMC Eagan, Minn.
14 Bo Schmitz C Sr. SCSU St. Cloud, Minn.
33 Reed Hjelle 1B Jr. UMC East Grand Forks, Minn.
36 Josh Rehwaldt 1B Jr. USF Apple Valley, Minn.
9 Andrew Hanson 2B Fr. WSC Burnsville, Minn.
14 Sam Baier SS So. AUGIE Springfield, Minn.
22 Dylan Gavin 3B Sr. USF Pueblo, Colo.
21 Mitch Mallek OF Jr. SCSU Plover, Wis.
22 Riley Johnson OF So. AUGIE Champlin, Minn.
11 Scott Litchy OF Sr. BSU Avon, Minn.
24 Jack Schmidt OF Sr. NSU Forest Lake, Minn.
6 Josh Wenzel OF Sr. MSU Randall, Minn.
21 Celestino Rodriguez DH Jr. MINOT Crystal Lake, Ill.
2018 All-Conference Second Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
4 Dominic Austing RHP Jr. SCSU Sauk Rapids, Minn.
48 Tyler Mitzel RHP Sr. AUGIE Sioux Falls, S.D.
16 David Flattery RHP Sr. AUGIE Fort Dodge, Iowa
17 Louie Varland RHP So. CSP North St. Paul, Minn.
12 Zach Reeg Relief Sr. AUGIE Omaha, Neb.
47 Dakota Stilson C Jr. NSU Clovis, Calif.
28 Taylor Field C Sr. WSU Newton Iowa
31 Jordan Barth 1B Fr. AUGIE Cold Spring, Minn.
2 Teddy Petersen 2B So. MSU Glencoe, Minn.
2 Derek Martin SS So. WSU Waconia, Minn.
6 Justin Demary 3B Sr. MINOT Lake Charles, La.
48 Drew Sannes 3B Jr. CSP Brainerd, Minn.
27 Travis Miller OF Jr. WSC Cumberland, Wis.
20 Michael Borst OF Jr. MINOT Mchenry, Ill.
8 Wyatt Schlosser OF Jr. MINOT Saskatoon, Alberta
37 Ben Heichel OF So SMSU North Mankato, Minn.
35 Bryce Bisenius DH So. WSC Des Moines, Iowa
2018 NSIC Gold Glove Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
1 Shannon Ahern LHP So. SCSU Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
21 Connor Olson C Sr. CSP Plymouth, Minn.
30 Zac Cain 1B Jr. UIU Plymouth, Wis.
2 Teddy Petersen 2B So MSU Glencoe, Minn.
6 Justin Demary 3B Sr. MINOT Lake Charles, La.
14 Sam Baier SS So. AUGIE Springfield, Minn.
22 Riley Johnson OF So. AUGIE Champlin, Minn.
1 Anthony Stewart OF Sr. UMC Oak Harbor, Wash.
7 Chris Scott OF Jr. MARY Scottsdale, Ariz.


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